#Med2019 - Agenda

MED Fora


Youth Forum

Parco dei Principi Hotel, Rome


Since its first edition in 2015, MED has promoted a Youth Forum with the purpose to gather young promising leaders distinguished for their innovative ideas and projects. Throughout this year, young leaders have participated in the “MED Youth Forum Contest – Ideas and Project at Work”. They presented the projects that could most effectively facilitate the creation of a positive agenda in the broad Mediterranean region and foster development and cooperation in the area. Young leaders have been focusing their ideas and proposals on “startups and new economic models” and projects supporting the development of “civil society and cultural exchanges” in the MENA region. Several project proposals were received in the selection phase. Nineteen were chosen and presented during the Youth Forum. The winners had the opportunity to present their projects to a broader audience during the MED2019 session “The Youth Factor: Challenges And Opportunities For New Generations In The MENA Region”

The winners of the Contest are:

Adnane Addioui, President, Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (MCISE), Morocco

Lydia Bassaly, Head of Recruitment and Translation Services, NaTakallam, Lebanon

Ahmad Bassam Hilmi, Founder, DoctorX, Jordan

Promoted by


In cooperation with


  • Adnane ADDIOUI, President, Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (MCISE), Morocco
  • Tariq AL OLAIMY, Co-founder, 3BL Associates, Bahrain
  • Michel ALIMASI, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Azhar ALMADANI, Co-founder and Operation Manager, Shiffer, Turkey
  • Chouaib ATTOUI, Co-Founder, Shift’IN Agency, Algeria
  • Federica BACCARO, Business Development North Africa and Middle East, Enel, Italy
  • Armando BARUCCO, Director, Unit for Analysis and Policy Planning, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Piero BASILICI, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Lydia BASSALY, Head of Recruitment and Translation Services, NaTakallam, Lebanon
  • Paola BOCCHIA, Event manager & webmaster c/o the Communication sector, European Commission, Representation in Italy
  • Giovanni CACCIA DOMINIONI, HR Talent Attraction & EB Trainee, Boston Consulting Group, Italy
  • Francesco CHIERCHIA, Institutional Affairs, Edison SpA, Italy
  • Aleksandra CHMIELEWSKA, Project Manager, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Spain
  • Matilde CORNACCHIA, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. FS International, International Business Development, Market Intelligence, Italy
  • Elisabetta CORSI, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Marco DE MASI, IGT Marketing Manager, Boston Consulting Group, Italy
  • Carlotta DEMOFONTI, International relations, SNAM, Italy
  • Rosaria Maria Novella DI GLORIA, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Marta DIONISIO, Unit for Analysis and Policy Planning, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Khaled ELBEDWEHY, Senior Business Developer MENA, Enel, Italy
  • Paola FIENGA, Corporate Communication Manager, Salini Impregilo, Italy
  • Andi GJIKA, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Keti GJIPALI, Founder and General Manager, AGOG Marketing, Albania
  • Adel HAMAIZIA, Committee Vice-Chairman, Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum and Associate Fellow, Chatham House, UK
  • Ahmad Bassam HILMI, Founder, DoctorX, Jordan
  • Forsan HUSSEIN, Founder and CEO, Zaitoun Ventures, USA
  • Wala KASMI, CEO, WeCode LAND, Tunisia
  • Shimmaa KHALED, Operation Manager and Founder, Olomangy, Egypt
  • Giorgio LA ROSA, Illicit Trade Prevention Specialist, Philip Morris Italy
  • Ikram LAIMECHE, Young Leader, Women Deliver, Algeria
  • Chiara LOVOTTI, Associate Research Fellow, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
  • Alessandra LUCARINI, ACEA spa, Italy
  • Marilena MARAGKOU, Project Coordinator, Youthmakers Hub, Greece
  • Serena MASSIMI, Head, International Conferences and Events, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
  • Giulia MECACCI, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Nathanael MOLLE, Co-founder and President, Yeobi, France
  • Enrico NANO, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Ade OLOWOJOBA, Founder and Country Director, Nerdz Factory Company, Nigeria
  • Fabio Giovanni PARISI, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Akosua PEPRAH, Founder and CEO, Mmaakunim Foundation, Ghana
  • Nicola PIANON, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Maria Anais ROSSI, Eni, Italy
  • Tarneem SAEED, CEO, alsoug.com, Sudan
  • Giulia SAVINO, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Ivan SCALFAROTTO, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • Francesco Salesio SCHIAVI, Research Trainee, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
  • Silvia SCIORILLI BORRELLI, Italy Correspondent, POLITICO Europe, Italy
  • Ali SHAATANI, Project Manager and Coordinator, Moomken, Libya
  • Chiara VIGONE, The Future Makers, Italy
  • Shanti WALDE, Director of Public Relations, Sine Qua Non, France
  • Ghada WALI, Founder, Wali’s, Egypt
  • Mirko ZERINI, Marketing Trainee, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Italy


  • Hassan ABO EL ROUSS, Creative Team Leader, Wali’s, Egypt
  • Antoine MICHON, Vice President, Sine Qua Non, France